Steve Johnson v Juan Martin Del Potro Live
19th seeded American Steve Johnson will meet the former US Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro, in the second round of US Open on Thursday evening.
Steve Johnson is coming in this match after starting this bid at the Flushing Meadows on a rather scary note. He played the Russian Evgeny Donskoy, whom he defeated in five sets after staging a comeback from two sets down. The match went on for a little over three hours and saw Johnson commit as many as 74 unforced errors. In the end, he won 4-6, 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 6-3. Juan Martin Del Potro on the other hand had an easy game against his compatriot Diego Schwartzman, whom he moved past with 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(3). The Argentinean returned to the tour after a long hiatus due to injury this year. He has been trying to hard to build his momentum, with his best feat coming in the Olympics. The former world no. 4 won the Silver Medal, after losing to Andy Murray in the final. As for Johnson, he has a record of 27-22 and has won a title already. His US Open series was decent enough too, comprising of a semi-final run in the Citi Open and quarterfinal run in the Cincinnati Masters.
This will be the first time that these two will meet each other. Given the form and experience of these two players, this match can go either way.
Tags: Steve Johnson, Juan Martin Del Potro, US Open, Flushing Meadows
Posted: 1st September 2016
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